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The selfies posted on Instagram are not always a real picture of the person who appears in the photo He is feeling. It is not uncommon to come across people posting photos to share moments of anguish, which often deserve special attention, as they may be a sign that something more serious may be about to happen.

Thinking about it, Instagram entered the Facebook lulling and is also launching a suicide prevention tool for its 500 million users. The social network Mark Zuckerberg offers the same type of resource since June this year .

Now to find a post from a friend on Instagram that suspicion of concern, you can anonymously report the image, and your friend will receive a message that read: “Has anyone seen one of your posts and think you can be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we would like to help. “

the person at risk will also be able to access a list of features within the application, including contacts for a help line , tips and support, and an option for messaging or link to a friend.

When a user enters a hashtag indicating that it may tend to want to automutilar, for example, the application will display a notification with the same kind of support. Instagram already blocks a list of terms, some of which relate to self-mutilation or anorexia.

Just as the support feature of Facebook, Instagram says it worked with mental health experts, support groups, and real people to create a suicide prevention tool.

The US suicide rates currently reached its highest peak in 30 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, more common in men and women aged between 45 and 64 years. Instagram, however, has more than half of its audience of young people aged between 18 and 29 years. The concern in this case is believed that this age is more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those over 30 years of age

Source:. Digital Trends

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